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Best Epilator I ever used,
This review is from: Braun Silk-épil Xpressive Pro 7681 Wet & Dry Rechargeable Epilator (Personal Care)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This epilator is the easiest on I have ever tried.
It removed the hairs with ease & least discomfort. I didn't feel "much" pain as far as epilators go. By that I mean, I expect some pain as removing hair from the roots by any means is a painful process. It removed the hairs very well, even short hairs.
One thing I really liked about this is the Smartlight which shines a light on the area you are epilating/shaving & you can see what you are doing (I just wish it was a bit stronger). It claims to create an almost daylight condition (I'd say somewhat).
As expected, my skin was a bit red & swollen but this soon went (this depends on your skin's sensitivy & areas used but this happened on my underarsm & legs).
I will use it on other reas & will upate here!
However, I wouldn't use it on my face as a beautician told me although apilation is ok to use on face, it leaves ingrown hairs which can look stubble, so I wouldn't advise using it on face.
It has 4 different caps for the main epilator head:
-bikini & underarm
-High-Frequesncy Massage System (which massages) & is the least painful one (I'd say can used for large areas)
-EfficiencyPro cap for fast epilation & maximum contact with the skin.
It also comes with a main shaving head which is excellent for:
-trimming long hairs prior to epilation (OptiTrim comb) to ideal length
-it can also be used as a shaver
-trimmer (for example for bikini area).
The epilation head claims to possess "CloseGrip Technology for extra efficiency especially for short hairs" (I found this to be correct & it did remove short hairs quite well) & that the "40 tweezers always keep close contact to the skin to remove hairs as short as a grain of sand" (I found this sometimes worked, due to the tautness of the skin & the positioning of the hair; for example on my legs where the skin is straight & taut, this worked, but on face, this was more difficult to achieve).
Another plus point for this product is it can be used in the shower (on wet skin), even under running water! You may even use shower gel to make the skin moist & smooth.It can then be washed & cleaned under running water.
One thing I am a bit annoyed with, for cleaning you use the little brush & clean out the hairs from the appliance & then dip the brush in alcohol to disinfect it but I contcted Braun to ask what kind of alcohol I should use & they said they only recommend their own cleaning alcohol (which costs £7 inc. p&p which I wouldn't pay for a bottle of cleaning alcohol).
The product itself is white, has a nice shimmer on the bottom part & is easy to hold & handle.
Overall, an excellent product & I don't regret getting it.
PS. I have noticed my skin is quite sensitive after using it on my arms & legs..the skin goes red & comes out in red bumps, which does go down after quite a while, but not an hour or so, I'd give it a good 4-6 hours. But on my underarms in fine.
I WOULD NOT USE IT ON MY FACE.
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2010 14:07:13 BDT
Ian Chalmers says:
How long did your legs stay smooth for?
Posted on 5 Jul 2010 16:45:27 BDT
Mrs. K. Walker says:
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2010 14:40:31 BDT
Ian Chalmers says:
I was wondering whether to buy an epilator and wanted other peoples opinion of them that's all. I am nothing to do with Braun. You should not be so suspicious.
Posted on 11 Jul 2010 19:20:52 BDT
Posted on 17 Jul 2010 20:37:27 BDT
S. Mircioiu says:
Is it working for 220v too ?
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2010 21:35:13 BDT
B. Merrikin says:
epilators are usually around £40 this one is uber exspensive caus eof all the fancy stuff.. epilating hurts loads first time because all your hairs are the same length
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Aug 2010 13:18:42 BDT
I would say that a cheap epilator isn't worth the money - you really do get what you pay for in terms of the pain level, time taken, (who wants to keep going over the same bit) and the effectiveness of the hair removal - esp. with shorter hairs
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2010 15:21:28 BDT
A Milner says:
I have this epilator too, and it is superb, cost per use over time is less than pence, if compared to waxing 3 weekly,and no more painful. This is expensive for a reason!! (R and D is an expensive,but necessary for consumer safety) I wouldn't use this on my face either, and in fact own a tiny purpose made n which is great, as for ingrown hairs, exfoliate before hand as your should with any hair removal method, apply lotion afterwards, and there will be no problem. Just so you know I'm a Jane Public.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2010 16:50:25 BDT
I'm specifically looking to remove hair from my face, if I understand your comment you have a "tiny purpose made one" can you advise the make and where it can be purchased?
Posted on 25 Aug 2012 01:14:14 BDT
hi, altho Braun say 'use only our own' alcohol cleaner, if u use any good quality alcohol based cleaner, its just as good. the one they use in hopsitals as a quick hand cleanser wdb fine. i dont know any brand names, but ur local chemist can advise...Braun just want more of your money! come to that, ordinary pure alcohol [as found in chemists rather than pubs!!] wdb also be fine.